Professor Henk Wegstapel

General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Gastroenterology

Treatments available at KIMS Hospital

NHS Practices

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Professional Profile

Professor Wegstapel trained in the UK as a general surgeon and gained specialist experience in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery.

He is Lead Clinician for colorectal cancer surgery at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust and is one of the leading laparoscopic colorectal surgeons in the country.  He also trains fellow surgeons in these advanced techniques.

professor Wegstapel has an interest in fast-track recover programmes for patients following abdominal surgery.

He developed day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy, incisional and inguinal hernia service within the NHS.

He has an interest in colorectal surgery which includes treatment of common conditions such as haemorrhoids, fistulae in ano, anal fissures, pilonidal sinuses, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Special Interests

  • Lower GI surgery
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MD, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

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